DC: Worst snow removal, best snow-removal computer map 

From the D.C. government's online alert system:

DC Snow Map Recognized For Interactive Features

A website that monitors creative government initiatives has confirmed what many District residents already know: the city has one of the best online tools for tracking snow removal efforts.  OhMyGov says the DC Snow Map, provides a “snow mountain of useful information” and is ranked a close second in a review of government snow removal websites across the nation.

The DC Snow Map was developed by the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and allows users to search by address or intersection to see what streets have been plowed and salted.  Animation on the map shows the progress of the plows, and integrated links to DDOT’s traffic cameras allow users to check the real time road conditions.

Wow -- that's terrific! And if they'd only put half as much effort into clearing the city's streets in a timely fashion during the first snowstorm, Mayor Fenty would be on his way to an easy re-election.

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